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Episode 240: Artemis Rising 3 – Cross The Street by Marie Vibbert

Show Notes

Illustration by Mat Weller. Artemis Rising logo designed by Scott Pond.

Theme music is “Appeal to Heavens” by Alexye Nov, available from Promo DJ or his Facebook page.

Cross the Street

by Marie Vibbert


I was on the sofa, wallowing in self-pity and blankets, when my sister answered the door.

“Sadie, honey,” old Mr. Smith said from the hallway, “I beg your pardon. So sorry for your loss, again, but are you going to cross the street soon?  It’s just that I haven’t had anything to eat since Thursday.”

Now, I was sitting in the exact same spot the day before when Sadie gave him a can of beans after he said the exact same words, but Sadie just smiled and spoke receptionist-polite to him.  “I’ll have to ask my momma, Mr. Smith, but I’m sure it’ll be soon.”

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Episode 187: Staff Pick 2015 – The Haunted Jalopy Races by M. Bennardo

Narrated by Alasdair Stuart
Audio production by Rikki LaCoste
Originally published in Shimmer (January 2013)

Listen above or download here.

Show Notes

Every year in January, Cast of Wonders takes the month off to recharge our batteries, plan the year ahead, and highlight some of our favourite episodes. As part of joining the Escape Artists family, this year we’re pulling out all the stops. We’re running 10 staff pick episodes over the month, each one hosted by a different member of the Cast of Wonders crew.

We hope you enjoy alumnus host and editor Graeme Dunlop’s favorite story from 2015, The Haunted jalopy Races by M. Bennardo and narrated by Alasdair Stuart. The story originally aired March 22, 2015 as Episode 160.

Theme music is “Appeal to Heavens” by Alexye Nov, available at

Read along with the text of the story.

Episode 160: The Haunted Jalopy Races by M. Bennardo

Narrated by Alasdair Stuart

Listen above or download here.

Show Notes

M. Bennardo‘s short stories have recently appeared in Asimov’s Science Fiction, Beneath Ceaseless Skies, and Clarkesworld. He is also co-editor of the Machine of Death series of anthologies. He lives in Kent, Ohio, and you can find out more about his work at his website or on Twitter.

To narrate the story we welcome back the dulcet tones of the man at the top of the Pseudopod Tower, Alasdair Stuart, who our listeners last heard this Halloween past with the classic Lovercraft tale Dagon on Episode 143.

Alasdair is a literary jack of all trades, who’s credits include freelance culture journalism, comic and film critique, amateur food blogging and PR work, not to mention fiction of his own. He’s most frequently found on Twitter or his website.

Theme music is “Appeal to Heavens” by Alexye Nov, available at

Click here to read the text of the story